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Robina Rwakoojo: Why I’m the best candidate for deputy speaker job

Gomba West MP Robina Gureme Rwakoojo has launched her deputy speaker campaign, explaining why she thinks she is best suited for the second most important job in the legislative arm of Uganda’s Parliament.

Rwakoojo is one of the nine MPs seeking to replace incumbent deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah who has expressed interest in competing against his boss Rebecca Kadaga.

Also in the deputy speaker race are: Anita Among (Bukedea District Woman), Thomas Tayebwa (Ruhinda North), Jacob Oboth Oboth (West Budama), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central), Philip Polly Okin Ojara (Chua West), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga) and Eric Musana (Buyaga East).

Launching her campaign in Kampala, Rwakoojo explained that she had leadership experience spanning about three decades both in civil service and parliamentary matters.

In 2015, Rwakoojo retired from civil service to join parliamentary politics. By then, she had been a civil service for over two decades, working in the justice ministry, among other entities.

On joining parliament, Rwakoojo was assigned to chair the legal and parliamentary affairs committee from 2016 – 2018.

She later chaired a select committee investigating sexual violence in institutions of learning in Uganda.

Rwakoojo has been a member of the appointments committee.

She is presently the vice chairperson of the equal opportunities committee.

“Considering that committees act as mini parliaments in their mode of work, I believe it has given me the experience to blend with my bast legal knowledge,” said Rwakoojo.

Rwakoojo added that once elected deputy speaker, she would focus on four key areas: enhancing debating skills of MPs, improving welfare of MPs and parliament staff, promotion of a good working relationship among the arms of government, and media training.

Robina Gureme Rwakoojo Quick Profile

Date of birth: July 17, 1964

Profession: Lawyer

1976PLEPrimary Leaving ExaminationsNakasero Primary School
1980UCEUganda Certificate of EducationNabumali High School
1984UACEUganda Advanced Certificate of EducationKings College Budo
1989Bachelor of LawsBachelors DegreeMakerere University
1990Postgraduate Diploma in Legal PracticePostgraduate DiplomaLaw Development Centre
2007Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and ManagementPostgraduate DiplomaUganda Management Institute
Job TitleOrganisationPeriod Of Work
Commissioner Line MinistriesDirectorate of Civil Litigation, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs2010 – 2015
Acting Director Civil LitigationMinistry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs2008 – 2013
Acting Head, Directorate of Civil LitigationMinistry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs2007 – 2008
Principal State AttorneyDirectorate of Legal Advisory Services, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs1999 – 2003
Senior State AttorneyDirectorate of Legal Advisory Services, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs1996 – 1999
Senior State AttorneyAdministrator Generals Department, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs1995 – 1996
State AttorneyAdministrator Generals Department, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs1992 – 1995
Pupil State AttorneyAdministrator Generals Department, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs1990 – 1992
Principal State AttorneyDirectorate of Civil Litigation, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs2003 – 2007
Member of ParliamentParliament of Uganda2016 to date
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